This bridge is a relatively early and unaltered example of a pre-stressed concrete bridge in Michigan. While the box beam superstructure, like all examples of its type, plain and ugly, the bridge is made interesting by using Michigan's attractive type R4 railing. This bridge type has become one of the most common types of bridge to be built in the 21st Century world, however modern examples lack any sort of aesthetics or ornamentation like that seen in the railings of this bridge. This particular bridge is also one of the only bridges with any heritage or aesthetic value in the entirety of Lake County.
Above: A historical photo showing the previous bridge at this location, a riveted pony truss bridge. The photo was taken in the very early 1940s. Photo Credit: Dwight Parsons and Katie Tolve.
Above: A historical photo showing the previous bridge at this location in the background at the far left. This photo dates to July 1958, just before the truss bridge was replaced with the current bridge. Photo Credit: Dwight Parsons and Katie Tolve.
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